This sounds relevant to many of the issues we’ve been reading about and discussing.
Wednesday, March 21, 6:15PM
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Department of Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
Free and open to the public.
As one of the world’s preeminent net artists, many consider Jon Rafman’s ongoing Google Street View-centric work, “Nine Eyes” (http://9-eyes.com/), to be the paramount achievement in the meme field of “internet eye.” Aside from capturing a curious and remarkable array of assorted nature, crime, death, local cultures, and savvy self-awareness, Rafman’s armchair cartography is a powerful amalgam of documentary, moving image archiving, and the emergent field of internet cinema. Rafman is also well-known for giving tours of the Second Life virtual world, where his Kool-Aid Man avatar gives audiences a window onto a universe of unbridled fantasy, digital OCD, and fornicating bestiality. Rafman’s presentation of both new and past work will be accompanied by his philosophic commentary on internet life, society, and art.
About the artist:
Jon Rafman is a Montreal based media artist, filmmaker, essayist, and Los Angeles Raiders enthusiast. His work explores the tension between experiences of the modern world, and the search for connectedness and significance in an indifferent universe. Through an anthropological vantage, Rafman’s practice elaborates the role of the image in shaping reality and the presence of internet technologies in redefining our relationship to landscape, and place.
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